What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become weak and fragile and more inclined to break. The spaces inside bone affected by osteoporosis are larger than normal, making the bones weaker and less elastic.
Fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips.
How common is Osteoporosis?
Approximately 3 million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis, and there are over 230,000 fractures every year as a result.
What are the symptoms of Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis develops slowly, and warning symptoms are unlikely before a minor fall or impact causes a bone fracture.
How is Osteoporosis treated?
Treatment includes changes to your diet or taking supplements to maintain good levels of calcium and vitamin D. Preventing falls, staying active and maintain your eyesight can all help prevent the harms that might result from falling.
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